Jo’s elegant, subtle images capture a softness in even the hardest subjects, preferring to present reality in a gentle light. Her eye for the flow of colour and light within the frame creates visually captivating work across a broad spectrum of narrative and commercial projects. There is a naturalism in her responses to each environment or location and a universal quality.

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Jo’s elegant, subtle images capture a softness in even the hardest subjects, preferring to present reality in a gentle light. Her eye for the flow of colour and light within the frame creates visually captivating work across a broad spectrum of narrative and commercial projects. There is a naturalism in her responses to each environment or location and a universal quality.

And Then…, created over five years with Nicola Yeoman and exhibited at Arles in 2011, took its impulse from naturally occurring shapes in nature, exploring ideas of escapism, narrative and play. For her series documenting the dual use of space for commercial and domestic life in Bangkok, she bought a square-format camera to convey the impression of small theatres, lit from within.

Jo sees portraiture as a privilege, gently bringing out a sense of character in quiet, intimate moments. She is fascinated by the drive and focus of talented people and by determination and courage in ordinary lives. The Grey Line, published in 2013 by Dewi Lewis Publishing and selected for Time Magazine's Best photobooks award, is based on a series of portraits of ex-soldiers and their reflections on the moral consequences of war. She is also working on a long-term documentary project 'Gym Boy' following a young gymnast as his mind and body are sculpted by the pressures of training in Britain’s elite squad.

Jo Metson Scott was born in 1978 and grew up in Nottingham. Following graduation with a first class honours degree from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Jo worked with Spring and later assisted Kayt Jones. She has exhibited in the UK and Europe, including the London College of Fashion, Arles Photography Festival and 54th Venice Biennale. In 2012, Jo was awarded the Firecracker Grant for her book, The Grey Line.

Clients include Nescafe, Barclays, British Heart Foundation, EF, Chinti & Parker, Toast, HSBC, Post Office, Save The Children, Ikea, Halfords and Volkswagen. Jo has been commissioned by The New York Times, Holiday, Dazed & Confused, Le Monde d'Hermès, Fader, i-D, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Independent, M Le Monde, Twin, Rika and Mr Porter.

Jo lives and works in London.

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Portfolios

Overview
Fashion
People
Commissions
Rika | Romania

Books & Projects

Life on a Syrian Refugee Camp
Isis
Rwanda
The Grey Line
Gym Boy
And Then
The Lake
Gulang Ya
Battle of the Flowers
And Still
The Jordan Valley
The Borderland

Latest News

British Vogue | Michaela Coel
Muse
Toast
Rika
Holiday
Toast
John Galliano
T Magazine
M Le Monde | Park House
Le Monde d'Hermès
Toast Pre Collection
The Telegraph